Folkestone Academy is looking to recruit research-engaged, dedicated practitioners to help us ensure that our knowledge-led curriculum is effectively delivered to our ambitious, confident and successful students. As a faculty we are committed to supporting our students in becoming confident in their ability, with a sense of purpose and a vision for their futures. We want all of our students to be successful, achieving qualifications that prepare them to succeed in their ambitions so that the Academy is a place where all children thrive and knowledge matters. We have high expectations of our students at the Academy; our behaviour policy assures the highest expectations of behaviour in and out of lessons, creating a calm and purposeful learning environment. The Folkestone Academy community strongly believes that its purpose is to serve the young people of the local coastal community with a powerful education. We are recruiting to the following role: Teacher of English (with the opportunity for additional responsibility for the right candidate) Folkestone Academy considers its faculty colleagues as the most valuable asset and greatest resource. We welcome applications from great teachers who are highly motivated and dedicated, with a passion for powerful education and research. Come and join us to be a part of our journey. The ideal candidates will… * have a proven track record in improving student progress and raising attainment * possess the drive and determination to assist students in breaking down barriers inside and * outside of education * believe that a knowledge and research-led curriculum is the necessary catalyst, with the ability and determination to be part of the Academy’s community to support ambitious, confident and successful students * have an up-to-date knowledge of the latest educational research * have a passion to help lead department CPD and collaborative planning In return, Folkestone Academy can offer… * students who are engaged in their learning * opportunities and support for challenges and development * a Trust which supports ongoing professional development and takes faculty welfare seriously Applications will be reviewed as they are received and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the close of the advert if a suitable candidate is found.
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At Folkestone Academy we foster an environment where students value their education and enjoy their learning and feel inspired to develop their true passions. We offer traditional academic subjects alongside creative arts, sports and a vibrant extra-curricular. We want our pupils to find their talents and be the best they can be. We believe our purpose is to provide the young people we serve with a powerful education. This education will foster ambitious students who have the confidence to succeed academically and to go on to live fulfilled, successful lives. We believe that a knowledge-led curriculum delivered by research-engaged, dedicated practitioners is the catalyst necessary to achieve this purpose. Essential to this purpose is our shared commitment to our values. Folkestone Academy is part of Turner Schools, which is committed to giving a powerful education to local families through schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Turner Schools is committed to ensuring success without selection for our pupils and students by teaching them the core knowledge and life skills they need to thrive in the modern world. Turner Schools is committed to leading schools where children thrive and knowledge matters. Our mission is to set a new standard in non-selective education, empowering our pupils and students with cultural capital. In this way we will contribute to the regeneration of the region; we call this mission ‘sea-change’. Our schools include: Folkestone Academy; Folkestone Primary; Morehall Primary; Martello Primary; and Turner Free School. Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.